SQLPage v0.17.1 documentation
If you are completely new to SQLPage, you should start by reading the get started tutorial, which will guide you through the process of creating your first SQLPage application.
Building an application with SQLPage is quite simple. To create a new web page, just create a new SQL file. For each SELECT statement that you write, the data it returns will be analyzed and rendered to the user. The two most important concepts in SQLPage are components and parameters.
- components are small user interface elements that you can use to display your data in a certain way.
- top-level parameters are the properties of these components, allowing you to customize their appearance and behavior.
- row-level parameters constitute the data that you want to display in the components.
To select a component and set its top-level properties, you write the following SQL statement:
SELECT 'component_name' AS component, 'my value' AS top_level_parameter_1;
Then, you can set its row-level parameters by writing a second SELECT statement:
SELECT my_column_1 AS row_level_parameter_1, my_column_2 AS row_level_parameter_2 FROM my_table;
This page documents all the components provided by default in SQLPage and their parameters. Use this as a reference when building your SQL application. If at any point you need help, you can ask for it on the SQLPage forum.
The "tab" component
Build a tabbed interface, with each tab being a link to a page. Each tab can be in two states: active or inactive.
Introduced in SQLPage v0.9.5.
This example shows a very basic set of three tabs. The first tab is active. You could use this at the top of a page for easy navigation.
To implement contents that change based on the active tab, use the
tab parameter in the page query string.
For example, if the page is
/my-page.sql, then the first tab will have a link of
You could then for instance display contents coming from the database based on the value of the
SELECT 'text' AS component, contents_md FROM my_page_contents WHERE tab = $tab
Note that the example below is completely static, and does not use the
tab parameter to actually switch between tabs.
View the dynamic tabs example.
select 'tab' as component; select 'My First tab' as title, TRUE as active; select 'This is tab two' as title; select 'Third tab is crazy' as title;
This example shows a more sophisticated set of tabs. The tabs are centered, the active tab has a different color, and all the tabs have a custom link and icon.
select 'tab' as component, TRUE as center; select 'Hero' as title, '?component=hero#component' as link, 'home' as icon, 'The hero component is a full-width banner with a title and an image.' as description; select 'Tab' as title, TRUE as active, '?component=tab#component' as link, 'user' as icon, 'dark' as color; select 'Card' as title, '?component=card#component' as link, 'credit-card' as icon;